Jackson Hooker, 1834
Doorly's Morning Glory, Cardinal Creeper, Prince Kuhio Vine,
Horsfall's morning glory
Convolvulus horsfalliae, D.Dietr.
This member of the Convolvulaceae family was given this name by
William Jackson Hooker in 1834. It is found
in Guyana and Suriname, growing in a
rich but drained soil with
lots of water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to two or even eight in
flowers are bright magenta violet.
generic name Ipomoea is derived from the Greek ἴψ, ἰπός;
meaning 'woodworm', and ὅμοιος; hómoios,
meaning 'resembling'. It referring to their twining habit. The species name after the English
botanist Charles Horsfall, 1776-1846.